Baked Shrimp with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges, for serving

1- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

2- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Mix well to create the lemon garlic butter sauce.

3- Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet.

4- Drizzle the lemon garlic butter sauce over the shrimp, making sure to coat them evenly.

5- Bake the shrimp in the preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are pink and cooked through.

6- Remove the shrimp from the oven and sprinkle them with chopped fresh parsley.

7- Serve the baked shrimp with lemon wedges on the side for added zest.

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